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Blog Archive for the ‘The Clock of the Long Now’ Category

Time

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on November 22nd, 02011

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The 10,000 Year Clock is mentioned on the November 28th cover and listed as one of the 50 best inventions of the year by Time Magazine. . .   Read More

Brian Eno on Colbert Nation

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on November 11th, 02011

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Founding Long Now board member Brian Eno was on Colbert last night and he got a chance to discuss Long Now and Clock Project.  Also not to be missed is the end segment where Brian, Steven and. . .   Read More

Long Now on Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman

by Austin Brown on August 19th, 02011

Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman is a show on Discovery’s Science Channel that features cosmological and metaphysical questions about science and the universe.

Mr. Freeman, as it turns out, is quite the geek.

An  episode from the show’s second season recently asked, “Can We Live Forever?” Well known scientists such as Michio. . .   Read More

Inside Svalbard, the Doomsday Vault Saving the Past and Future of Agriculture

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on July 25th, 02011

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is an underground repository located at 78 degrees North latitude that currently stores nearly a million seed samples to preserve crop diversity for the future. Many see the vault as a resource for a “doomsday” scenario brought on by severe climate change or other ecological disaster. Long Now has been. . .   Read More

Major Update on the 10,000 Year Clock Project

by Danielle Engelman on June 17th, 02011

The Long Now Foundation has started excavations for our first 10,000 Year Clock in west Texas. Though the date of completion of the 10,000 Year Clock has not been set, and it is still many years into the future, we’re very pleased to let you know that you can now sign up on our waiting […]

The Lego Antikythera Mechanism

by Simone Davalos on December 9th, 02010

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Emerald Observatory iPad app

by Paul Saffo on December 3rd, 02010

This is my hands-down favorite clock for the iPad, and could well be the coolest astronomic/civil clock I’ve ever seen: http://emeraldsequoia.com/eo/ Emerald Observatory has everything a time geek could ever want, plus everything an astro geek would want, all in a stunningly elegant interface. [decription below from Emerald] Emerald Observatory displays a wealth of astronomical […]

10,000 Years of stellar motion

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on November 2nd, 02010

There is an interesting bit of astronomy published over at PhysOrg.com sent to me by way of Danny Hillis and Tom Shannon.  Apparently astronomers focused Hubble on a certain region of Globular Cluster Omega Cantauri several times over 4 years.  They were then able to calculate how each of those stars will move in. . .   Read More

Prague Astronomical Clock – 600th Anniversary Show

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on October 13th, 02010

The 600 Years from the macula on Vimeo.

Member Trey Darley sent in this absolutely stunning video mapping show done for the 600th anniversary of one of the greatest clocks ON the planet:  The Astronomical Clock in Prague.  This was done a few days ago on October 9th. Worth watching all the way through.

Prague. . .   Read More

Sound Tower Event with Misha Glouberman

by Danielle Engelman on September 10th, 02010

Long Now has been invited by experimental artist Misha Glouberman to be a partner in a commissioned performance he’s created for Ann Hamilton’s Sound Tower – an 80-foot tall site-specific sculpture located on the Oliver Ranch in Geyserville.   This participatory event takes place on Saturday September 25, 02010 in Geyserville California.

Terrible. . .   Read More